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Coronavirus likely to result in lay-offs as China factories close

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has warned that some garment factories in Cambodia may be forced to shut down temporarily or lay off workers next month due to a shortage of raw materials. As the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) continues to spread across ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/coronavirus-likely-result-lay-offs-china-factories-close

Garment factories opening despite potential loss of EBA deal: report

Garment factories continue to open in the Kingdom despite the looming threat Cambodia faces of losing its Everything-but-arms (EBA) status with the European Union, a report published recently notes.​ ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666883/garment-factories-opening-despite-potential-loss-of-eba-deal-report/

Push for canteens at all garment factories

The Land Management Ministry has complied with an order made by Prime Minister Hun Sen for factories to provide adequate places for garment workers to eat. Land Management Minister Chea Sophara yesterday told provincial subordinates that canteens must be built in factories. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50535265/push-for-canteens-at-all-garment-factories/

Technology push for productivity

While industry, particularly the textile, travel bag and footwear sectors, is diversifying to high value added products, upgrading of high technology and modern machinery is needed for all factories, a senior official at the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) said. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5080065/technology-push-productivity/

Fear keeps workers at home

When the garment factory that employs her opened its doors yesterday for the first time since Sunday’s election, Chan Neoun was about 130 kilometres away, at home in Svay Rieng province. Intense rioting and a military crackdown were just some of the rumours flying around ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/fear-keeps-workers-home

Hong Kong delegation seeks business opportunities in Cambodia

A delegation from China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region are currently seeking possibilities to broaden bilateral trade and investment ties in Cambodia. The delegation comprising of business executives from 24 different firms in the financial and professional services, infrastructure and real estate, garments and textiles, telecommunications, ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=11&token=Y2Y2MTQ4Zjk2YmR

Thousands block National Road Two

Thousands of workers from the Macau-owned M & V International Manufacturing Ltd on Wednesday blocked National Road Two to demand better working conditions. The protestors have 11 lists of demands including bonuses of 4,000 riel ($1) for food, $3 for holiday pay, and $12 for ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=ZDEzMTc5YjNiNTc

Kingdom, Hong Kong boost ties

Economic cooperation between Cambodia and Hong Kong is on the rise, while the introduction of a new visa extension is also evidence of strengthening relations, officials say. On June 1, Cambodian officials will be able to travel to Hong Kong without a visa and stay ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013061866316/Business/kingdom-hong-kong-boost-ties.html

7 Cambodian Workers Arrested at Nike Contractor

Cambodian police clashed Monday with workers at a factory that makes clothing for the U.S. sportswear company Nike, arresting seven, in the latest violence linked to a strike over salaries, union organizers and rights activists said. The protest at the Taiwanese-owned Sabrina (Cambodia) Garment Manufacturing plant ...

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/cambodian-workers-arrested-nike-subcontractor-19311324#.Ua1mckDTxe9

Pirated Software May Threaten Garment Firms

Garment factories run the risk of having their cargo confiscated by U.S. customs authorities if they continue using pirated computer software in their administrative operations, and may be prosecuted under a law that requires all manufacturers to use licensed digital software, according to a local ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/pirated-software-may-threaten-garment-firms-28459/

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